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SPECIAL: Thai Prison Boxers


Muay Thai is a martial art that has been a tradition in Thailand for thousands of years. On this special episode of Assignment Asia, we see how prisoners are using this form of boxing to think differently about life. For some, it’s a ticket to freedom. Our reporter Dusita Chumsri visited some Thai prisons and spoke with authorities and prisoners alike, to see how lives are being changed by Muay Thai.  

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SPECIAL: Thai Prison Boxers


Muay Thai is a martial art that has been a tradition in Thailand for thousands of years. On this special episode of Assignment Asia, we see how prisoners are using this form of boxing to think differently about life. For some, it’s a ticket to freedom. Our reporter Dusita Chumsri visited some Thai prisons and spoke with authorities and prisoners alike, to see how lives are being changed by Muay Thai.  

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THAI PRISON BOXERS CREDITS

Reporter/Producer: Dusita Chumsri 

Director: Taimoor Sobhan

Editor: Taimoor Sobhan

Cinematographer: Taimoor Sobhan

Sound Recordist: Taimoor Sobhan

Additional Camera: Peerayot Lakkananukul, Julian Hadden

Production Manager: Wantani Arijitsatian

Researcher: Dusita Chumsri, Wantani Arijitsatian, Sukanya Sooklert

Special Thanks

Corrections Department of Thailand

The Central Correctional Institution for Young Male Offenders

Panya U-Saha

13 Coins Boxing Stadium

Singwancha Boxing Club

Narongwat Torbuamak Boxing Club

Stock Footage

Thai News Network (TNN)